163 COVID-19 cases in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that Jamaica now has 163 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), following 20 new additions over the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry, details on 17 of the 20 new cases will be provided over the next 24 hours.

The other three are from St Catherine. Two of that number are workers, both females, aged 33 and 19 years of Alorica.

The third case is a 42-year-old male who is under investigation.
These three cases bring to 33 the number of imported cases, 39 the contacts of a confirmed case, six the number of local transmissions not epidemiologically linked, and 68 under investigation. 62 of that 68 work at Alorica.

Of those 62 workers, 55 are from St Catherine while four are from Kingston and St Andrew. There is one case each from Clarendon, St Thomas and Portland. Two cases are close contacts of Alorica workers and are from Clarendon.

So far 1,516 samples have been tested, 163 are positive, and 1,353 are negative.